Leon L. Haley Jr., MD, MHSA, FACEP, CPE, became dean of the College of Medicine and vice president for health affairs this month at the University of Florida–Jacksonville. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Haley served as executive associate dean for Emory University at Grady and chief medical officer for the Emory Medical Care Foundation in Atlanta. Dr. Haley has held many positions in emergency medicine leadership and will be the first African-American emergency physician to become a dean of a major university campus.
Marcus L. Martin, MD, FACEP, was honored in December 2016 when the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors named the first endowed professorship in the department of emergency medicine the Marcus L. Martin Distinguished Professorship of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine. Dr. Martin is a professor and past chair (1996–2006) of the department of emergency medicine at the university. He was the first African-American to head a clinical department at the university.
Lynne D. Richardson, MD, FACEP, was elected, in October 2016, to the National Academy of Medicine. Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Dr. Richardson currently is the department vice chair and professor of emergency medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.
Submitted by Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH. Look for more with these and other EM leaders in upcoming issues of ACEP Now.